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GREATER Sand Plover (Charadrius leschenaultii)  Actitis hypoleucos,Charadrius leschenaultii,Charadrius mongolus,Common sandpiper,Geotagged,Greater sand plover,India,Lesser sand plover,Winter Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

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  1. LOVELY LIGHTING HARSHA Posted 9 months ago
    1. thanks a lot Posted 9 months ago
  2. Beautiful photo, but that's a plover, not a sandpiper (note the shorter, thicker bill).
    You could probably get confirmation from Indian birders, but I'd say it's a Lesser Sand-Plover.
    Posted 9 months ago
    1. looks you are right thanks for your correction. Posted 9 months ago
      1. Happy to help. Posted 9 months ago

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The greater sand plover is a small wader in the plover family of birds. The spelling is commonly given as "greater sandplover" or "greater sand-plover", but the official British Ornithologists' Union spelling is "Greater Sand Plover". The genus name ''Charadrius'' is a Late Latin word for a yellowish bird mentioned in the fourth-century Vulgate. It derives from Ancient Greek ''kharadrios'' a bird found in ravines and river valleys . The specific ''leschenaultii'' commemorates the French botanist.. more

Similar species: Shorebirds And Allies
Species identified by Dr Harsha Vardhan Reddy
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By Dr Harsha Vardhan Reddy

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Uploaded Apr 30, 2022. Captured Feb 9, 2022 06:02 in Colva Beach, 7WG7+97W, near Hotel Silver Sand, Fatona, Colva, Goa 403708, India.
  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II
  • f/6.3
  • 1/1000s
  • ISO100
  • 600mm